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The Best TV of 2020 (So Far)

Updated August 5, 2020

TV and streaming series and movies have performed an enormous service so far this year in providing some much-needed escapism in a world crippled by a health crisis. That so many viewers latched on to Netflix docuseries Tiger King for that escapism earlier this year is one of the most startling developments in this extraordinary time.

To help viewers still confined to their homes navigate the latest offerings, we collected all of the Certified Fresh TV and streaming titles of 2020 — the season premieres that occurred January through present that are Fresh with at least 20 critics reviews (five of those being from Top Critics). Below is a list of the best 2020 TV shows you should be watching, according to critics. They are ranked from those that were Certified Fresh at 75% or above, but subsequently fell below that threshold for CF designation, to the newest members of Rotten Tomatoes’ 100% Club, an enviable group whose members have gotten a positive review from every critic who’s seen them.

We will be updating this list as more shows are added, so make sure to bookmark the page or check in regularly for more recommendations.

Did your favorite 2020 show so far make the list of the best TV of 2020? Have a look at our ranking and see which 2020 TV series are Certified Fresh.

Just added: Palm Springs, Black Is King, Mucho Mucho Amor: The Legend of Walter Mercado, Stateless: Season 1, Little Voice: Season 1, P-Valley: Season 1, The Capture: Season 1, The Umbrella Academy: Season 2

Adjusted Score: 77.829%
Critics Consensus: I Know This Much is True's relentlessly grim plotting makes it a difficult watch, but the strength of Mark Ruffalo's dual performances is enough to make it a dark tale worth tuning into.
Synopsis: Adaptation of Wally Lamb's novel about identical twin brothers Dominick and Thomas Birdsey in a family saga that follows their... [More]

Westworld: Season 3 (2020)
74%

#110
Adjusted Score: 78.083%
Critics Consensus: Westworld successfully reboots itself by broadening its scope while tightening its storytelling clarity -- although some may feel that the soul has been stripped from this machine in the process.
Synopsis: The third season of the drama series starts about three months after the ending of Season 2. Dolores (Evan Rachel... [More]

Adjusted Score: 75.694%
Critics Consensus: When the Streetlights Go On takes itself a little too seriously, but strong writing, an impressive cast, and most importantly, an intriguing mystery more than make up for it.
Synopsis: After the murder of a beautiful young girl rocks a suburban community, the victim's sister and her high school peers... [More]

#108
Adjusted Score: 75.694%
Critics Consensus: The pacing isn't always on point, but between a spectacularly strange premise and Titus Burgess, Dishmantled is a messy delight.
Synopsis: From the Creator and Executive Producer of Chopped comes DISHMANTLED, a high-octane cooking competition that will literally blow your socks... [More]
Starring:

#107
Adjusted Score: 77.457%
Critics Consensus: Little Voice's earnest tune is a little too familiar, but a winsome cast led by Brittany O'Grady and catchy music from Sara Bareilles make for a breezy summer binge.
Synopsis: A love letter to the diverse musicality of New York, "Little Voice" explores the universal journey of finding your authentic... [More]

Adjusted Score: 76.711%
Critics Consensus: Though City of Angels' host of interesting characters would be better served if there were fewer of them, twisty plotting and superb performances are bound to satisfy Penny Dreadful devotees.
Synopsis: A spiritual descendant of the PENNY DREADFUL story set in Victorian-era London, the next chapter opens in 1938 Los Angeles,... [More]

#105
Adjusted Score: 77.705%
Critics Consensus: To All the Boys: P.S. I Still Love You may feel like little more than an amiable postscript to its predecessor, but fans of the original should still find this a swoonworthy sequel.
Synopsis: It's a new year and Lara Jean (Lana Condor) and Peter (Noah Centineo) are no longer pretending to be a... [More]
Directed By: Michael Fimognari

#104
Adjusted Score: 77.457%
Critics Consensus: Though After Life's second season struggles to affirm its existence, it's a solid entry for anyone aching for a little more contemplative gallows humor.
Synopsis: In season 2, whilst still struggling with immense grief for his wife, we see Tony try to become a better... [More]

Adjusted Score: 77.796%
Critics Consensus: Though it hits the occasional sour note, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist manages to carry a pretty enjoyable tune, thanks in large part to the always charming Jane Levy.
Synopsis: At the beginning of Season 1 of this musical comedy, Zoey Clarke (Jane Levy) decides to get an MRI fearing... [More]

Stateless: Season 1 (2020)
79%

#102
Adjusted Score: 81.304%
Critics Consensus: Stateless has great performances and good intentions, but its harrowing real-life tale is undermined by its underdeveloped characterization of the refugee experience.
Synopsis: Inspired by true events; a woman escaping a cult, a refugee fleeing with his family, a father trapped in a... [More]

#101
Adjusted Score: 80.372%
Critics Consensus: Briarpatch's ambiance is at times more intriguing than the simmering mystery at its center, but a captivating Rosario Dawson and surreal setting ensure it's never less than watchable.
Synopsis: Briarpatch follows Allegra Dill (Rosario Dawson), a dogged investigator returning to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered.... [More]

#100
Adjusted Score: 78.67%
Critics Consensus: Though it sheds little new light on the case, What Remains Behind paints a loving portrait of a starlet and mother gone too soon.
Synopsis: Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind explores actor Natalie Wood's life and career through the unique perspective of her daughter, Natasha... [More]
Directed By: Laurent Bouzereau

#99
Adjusted Score: 81.947%
Critics Consensus: Brimming with top notch performances and dripping in style, Perry Mason's compelling mystery mostly makes up for its messy storytelling.
Synopsis: 1931, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country struggles through the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic... [More]
Directed By: Tim Van Patten

#98
Adjusted Score: 52.864%
Critics Consensus: Doctor Who's twelfth outing adds welcome nuances to Jodie Whittaker's Doctor and some scary new layers of horror to some of the series' most terrifying villains.
Synopsis: Kicking off 2020, the Thirteenth Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) returns, resuming her time-and-space travels with friends Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yasmin (Mandip... [More]

Adjusted Score: 80.372%
Critics Consensus: Though The Pale Horse bristles with brutal thrills, it's convoluted mystery at times sedates the suspenseful proceedings.
Synopsis: When a murder investigation is launched into the death of a young woman, a mysterious list of names is discovered... [More]

Adjusted Score: 83.523%
Critics Consensus: Though Little Fires Everywhere at times plays it too safe, sparks fly when it lets well-matched leads Kerry Washington and Reese Witherspoon dig into the difficult questions it does dare to ask.
Synopsis: Based on Celeste Ng's 2017 bestseller, Little Fires Everywhere follows the intertwined fates of the picture-perfect Richardson family and an... [More]

#95

Greyhound (2020)
79%

#95
Adjusted Score: 89.011%
Critics Consensus: Greyhound's characters aren't as robust as its action sequences, but this fast-paced World War II thriller benefits from its efficiently economical approach.
Synopsis: In the early days of WWII, an international convoy of 37 Allied ships, led by captain Ernest Krause (Hanks) in... [More]
Directed By:

Hightown: Season 1 (2020)
80%

#94
Adjusted Score: 80.694%
Critics Consensus: Monica Raymund's charms rise above any formulaic tendencies in Hightown's highly entertaining first season.
Synopsis: "Hightown" follows one woman's journey to sobriety, overshadowed by a murder. Jackie Quiñones, a hard-partying townie, discovers a body on... [More]

Adjusted Score: 81.542%
Critics Consensus: Home Before Dark's central mystery is more intriguing than its mawkish writing lets on, but Brooklyn Prince's fiercely dedicated performance more than makes up for any narrative shortcomings.
Synopsis: A dramatic mystery series inspired by the reporting of young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak, and directed and executive produced by... [More]

Adjusted Score: 82.626%
Critics Consensus: Nora From Queens showcases Awkwafina's charming brashness and surrounds her with an equally delightful cast -- especially scene stealer Lori Tan Chinn -- but it could stand to walk a less familiar comedic beat.
Synopsis: Creator and writer Awkwafina (The Farewell, Crazy Rich Asians) stars in the half-hour scripted comedy inspired by her real-life growing... [More]

#91

The Old Guard (2020)
81%

#91
Adjusted Score: 92.89%
Critics Consensus: The Old Guard is occasionally restricted by genre conventions, but director Gina Prince-Bythewood brings a sophisticated vision to the superhero genre - and some knockout action sequences led by Charlize Theron.
Synopsis: Led by a warrior named Andy (Charlize Theron), a covert group of tight-knit mercenaries with a mysterious inability to die... [More]
Directed By: Gina Prince-Bythewood

#90
Adjusted Score: 83.151%
Critics Consensus: If Killing Eve's third season doesn't cut quite as deep, it's still a fiendishly delightful showcase for Jodi Comer and Sandra Oh's killer chemistry.
Synopsis: Starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer, Killing Eve centers on two women: Eve (Oh) is a bored, whip-smart, pay-grade MI5... [More]

Run: Season 1 (2020)
80%

#89
Adjusted Score: 83.321%
Critics Consensus: Though it can't always sustain its frenetic pace, Run's sharp subversions of romcom clichés are never less than entertaining thanks to Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson's electrifying performances.
Synopsis: A woman's life is turned upside down when she receives a text from her college sweetheart inviting her to drop... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Bray, Vicky Jones

Hillary: Season 1 (2020)
80%

#88
Adjusted Score: 83.659%
Critics Consensus: Hillary faces the impossible task of consolidating a full life into four hours -- still, it serves as an insightful, often powerful exploration of Hillary Clinton's life and legacy.
Synopsis: A documentary series about the life and 2016 presidential campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton.... [More]

#87

Tigertail (2020)
81%

#87
Adjusted Score: 84.018%
Critics Consensus: Uneven yet revealing, Tigertail offers a well-acted -- and ultimately valuable -- look at the immigrant experience in America.
Synopsis: In this poignant multi-generational drama, Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi Lee) is a free-spirited yet impoverished young Taiwanese factory worker, who makes the... [More]
Directed By: Alan Yang

Adjusted Score: 83.643%
Critics Consensus: It lacks new insight, but by focusing on the stories of survivors Filthy Rich sheds light on the lasting impact of Epstein's crimes.
Synopsis: Leading up to his 2019 arrest, mysterious tycoon Jeffrey Epstein was accused of abusing women and underage girls for decades,... [More]
Starring:

Devs: Season 1 (2020)
81%

#85
Adjusted Score: 87.201%
Critics Consensus: A hauntingly beautiful meditation on humanity, Devs' slow unfurling may test some viewers patience, but fans of Alex Garland's singular talents will find much to chew on.
Synopsis: A young computer engineer investigates the secretive development division of her employer, a cutting-edge tech company based in San Francisco,... [More]

#84
#84
Adjusted Score: 82.749%
Critics Consensus: While it may feel muddled at times, The Platform is an inventive and captivating dystopian thriller.
Synopsis: One day Goreng wakes up with his future colleague Trimagasi in the 33rd level of a prison style place, crossed... [More]

#83
Adjusted Score: 84.965%
Critics Consensus: While not quite there yet, a clearer sense of purpose and more defined characters push Altered Carbon's sophomore season one step closer to the brilliance of its source material.
Synopsis: Season Two begins 30 years after the epic conclusion of Season One, and finds Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie), the lone... [More]

Baptiste: Series 1 (2019)
83%

#82
Adjusted Score: 84.015%
Critics Consensus: Though Baptiste does little to distinguish itself from The Missing, jolting twists and a deliciously jittery performance by Tom Hollander provide ample enough enticement for mystery fans.
Synopsis: Series 1 of the crime series following the work of Julien Baptiste.... [More]

#81
Adjusted Score: 84.033%
Critics Consensus: If not quite as addicting as its source material, The Stranger has a strong cast and enough tension to keep viewers on the edge of their seats.
Synopsis: Adam Price is a happily married father of two whose life is turned upside-down after a stranger tells him a... [More]
Directed By: Daniel O'Hara

Breeders: Season 1 (2020)
83%

#80
Adjusted Score: 84.965%
Critics Consensus: A provocative addition to the growing slate of shows about parents behaving badly, Breeders' take on the realities of child-rearing are as hilarious as they are cringe-inducing.
Synopsis: Breeders, a new comedy series starring Martin Freeman and Daisy Haggard, explores the paradox that every parent knows but never... [More]

Adjusted Score: 88.253%
Critics Consensus: Though the show around them burns a bit too slowly, Tales from the Loop beautifully transposes Simon Stålenhag's paintings into moving art and provides a welcome dose of warmth and humanity with its sci-fi.
Synopsis: The townspeople who live above "The Loop," a machine built to unlock and explore the mysteries of the universe, experience... [More]

#78
Adjusted Score: 85.716%
Critics Consensus: Though at times more style than substance, World on Fire's layered storytelling never steps on itself, leaving room for its excellent ensemble and gorgeous set-pieces to fill in any narrative gaps.
Synopsis: World on Fire tells the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 85.694%
Critics Consensus: A vibrantly goofy return to form, Looney Tunes Cartoons is perfectly calibrated cartoon comedy.
Synopsis: Looney Tunes Cartoons echoes the high production value and process of the original Looney Tunes theatrical shorts with a cartoonist-driven... [More]
Starring:

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: 88.227%
Critics Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and brought to life by a smartly assembled ensemble, Big Time Adolescence finds fresh pleasures in the crowded coming-of-age genre.
Synopsis: A seemingly bright and mostly innocent 16-year-old named Mo (Griffin Gluck) attempts to navigate high school under the guidance of... [More]
Directed By: Jason Orley

#75
Adjusted Score: 86.513%
Critics Consensus: A fun, fast paced film for all, Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made celebrates the power of imagination with a delightful sense of humor and just the right amount of bears.
Synopsis: Based on the best-selling book by Stephan Pastis, the Disney+ original movie "Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made" follows the hilarious... [More]
Directed By: Tom McCarthy

Adjusted Score: 88.135%
Critics Consensus: A weird and whimsical journey into the unknown, Dispatches from Elsewhere's experimental approach doesn't always coalesce, but committed performances and a genuine sense of wonder make it a trip worth taking.
Synopsis: A group of ordinary people stumble onto a puzzle hiding just behind the veil of everyday life.... [More]

#73
Adjusted Score: 91.015%
Critics Consensus: Though it skips the occasional beat, High Fidelity's fresh take on a familiar track is as witty as it is emotionally charged, giving a curmudgeonly charming Zoë Kravitz plenty of room to shine.
Synopsis: A female record-store owner in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, uses music to reflect on past relationships in this TV adaptation of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 91.269%
Critics Consensus: A cautionary tale that hits close to home, The Plot Against America's handsomely realized revisionist history is disturbingly relevant, making it difficult, but essential viewing.
Synopsis: Adaptation of Philip Roth's novel that imagines an alternate American history, as seen by a working-class Jewish family in New... [More]
Directed By: Thomas Schlamme

#71
Adjusted Score: 89.616%
Critics Consensus: Hayley Atwell shines in Howards End, a beautiful, if borderline superficial, adaptation of a much-revered book.
Synopsis: Margaret (Hayley Atwell) and Helen Schlegel (Philippa Coulthard) are intelligent and idealistic young women living together with their hypochondriac younger... [More]

Upload: Season 1 (2020)
87%

#70
Adjusted Score: 90.659%
Critics Consensus: Though Upload at times suffers from tonal overload, witty writing and a winsome cast make it an afterlife worth living.
Synopsis: From Emmy-Award winning writer Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) comes Upload, a new sci-fi comedy series set in... [More]

Adjusted Score: 90.591%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by the incomparable Patrick Stewart, Picard departs from standard Starfleet protocol with a slower, serialized story, but like all great Star Trek it tackles timely themes with grace and makes for an exciting push further into the final frontier.
Synopsis: At the end of the 24th Century, and 14 years after his retirement from Starfleet, Jean-Luc Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart)... [More]

Adjusted Score: 91.676%
Critics Consensus: As awkward and charming as adolescence, but with twice the supernatural twists, I Am Not Okay With This' first season at times veers into shallow territory, but Sophia Lillis' strong performance keeps it afloat.
Synopsis: I Am Not Okay With This is an irreverent origin story that follows a teenage girl who's navigating the trials... [More]

#67
Adjusted Score: 93.302%
Critics Consensus: A bizarre true crime story you have to see to believe, Tiger King is a messy and captivating portrait of obsession gone terribly wrong.
Synopsis: Among the eccentrics and cult personalities in the stranger-than-fiction world of big cat owners, few stand out more than Joe... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Eric Goode

#66
Adjusted Score: 89.033%
Critics Consensus: A disturbing new mystery reminiscent of Broadchurch, Deadwater Fell is gripping, even if the plot doesn't always hold water.
Synopsis: Dark crime thriller.... [More]

The Great: Season 1 (2020)
88%

#65
Adjusted Score: 93.523%
Critics Consensus: The Great can't quite live up to its namesake, but delicious performances from Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult and a wicked sense of humor make it a pretty good watch.
Synopsis: The Great is a satirical, comedic drama about the rise of Catherine the Great from outsider to the longest reigning... [More]

#64
#64
Adjusted Score: 92.323%
Critics Consensus: A smart, well-acted, and refreshingly messy coming-of-age story, Selah and the Spades suggests a bright future for debuting writer-director Tayarisha Poe.
Synopsis: In the closed world of an elite Pennsylvania boarding school, Haldwell, the student body is run by five factions. Seventeen-year-old... [More]
Directed By: Tayarisha Poe

#63
Adjusted Score: 90.965%
Critics Consensus: Like something out of a movie, McMillions effectively -- if not always artfully -- captures the chaos of this once-in-a-lifetime, very real con and the colorful cast of characters at its center.
Synopsis: The story of an ex-cop turned security auditor who rigged McDonald's Monopoly game promotion for a decade, stealing millions of... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: James Lee Hernandez

Adjusted Score: 91.05%
Critics Consensus: While it relies too heavily on the workplace comedy formula, Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet is nonetheless hilarious and stands out for exploring the gaming industry with intelligence, thoughtfulness, and sincerity.
Synopsis: "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" follows a team of video game developers as they navigate the challenges of running a popular... [More]

#61
Adjusted Score: 90.779%
Critics Consensus: Search Party's third season changes the satirical scenery without losing any of its bite, while giving its capable cast plenty of moments to shine.
Synopsis: A dark comedy that centers on four self-centered twentysomethings who gather together in the wake of their college acquaintance's vanishing.... [More]

Legendary: Season 1 (2020)
90%

#60
Adjusted Score: 90.779%
Critics Consensus: With host Dashaun Wesley's charms, talented houses, and seemingly endless joy, Legendary is a ballroom extravaganza for die-hards and newcomers alike.
Synopsis: Pulling directly from the underground ballroom community, voguing teams (aka "houses") must compete in unbelievable balls and showcase sickening fashion... [More]

#59
Adjusted Score: 91.629%
Critics Consensus: Charming, hilarious, and surprisingly sincere, Solar Opposites revels in the ridiculousness of life while finding a few fresh things to say about humanity along the way.
Synopsis: A group of aliens flee their planet after it is destroyed by an asteroid and end up on earth. They're... [More]

#58
Adjusted Score: 93.151%
Critics Consensus: Though its predecessor's shadow looms large, devout fans will still find much to like in The New Pope's exploration of power dynamics and sumptuous strangeness.
Synopsis: Sequel to 'The Young Pope' follows Pope John Paul III as he takes over the papal throne from Pope Pius... [More]

#57

The Willoughbys (2020)
90%

#57
Adjusted Score: 92.288%
Critics Consensus: An appealing animated adventure whose silliness is anchored in genuine emotion, The Willoughbys offers fanciful fun the entire family can enjoy.
Synopsis: Convinced they'd be better off raising themselves, the Willoughby children hatch a sneaky plan to send their selfish parents on... [More]
Directed By: Kris Pearn

Adjusted Score: 96.032%
Critics Consensus: Proof that time can heal almost all wounds, The Umbrella Academy's exhilarating second season lightens its tonal load without losing its emotional core, giving the super siblings room to grow while doubling down on the time traveling fun.
Synopsis: Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya's 2019 apocalypse was risky.... [More]

#55
Adjusted Score: 95.777%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal's vulnerable performances, Normal People is at once intimate and illuminating, beautifully translating the nuances of its source material.
Synopsis: Based on Sally Rooney's New York Times best-selling novel, Normal People tracks the tender but complicated relationship of Marianne and... [More]
Directed By: Lenny Abrahamson

Gentefied: Season 1 (2020)
91%

#54
Adjusted Score: 91.949%
Critics Consensus: If at times a bit blunt, Gentefied's gente-centric approach to the realities of gentrification is as strikingly personal as it is hilariously relatable.
Synopsis: Created by two Chicano first-gen writers, Gentefied is a half-hour dramatic comedy adapted from the 2017 Sundance digital darling of... [More]

Stargirl: Season 1 (2019)
89%

#53
Adjusted Score: 91.33%
Critics Consensus: A stellar series perfect for anyone looking for a little hope, Stargirl is delightful fun the whole family can enjoy.
Synopsis: About a high-school student who bands together with the Justice Society of America to fight villains, past and present... [More]

#52

Miss Americana (2020)
91%

#52
Adjusted Score: 94.749%
Critics Consensus: Miss Americana provides an engaging if somewhat deliberately opaque backstage look at a pop star turned cultural phenomenon.
Synopsis: Miss Americana is a raw and emotionally revealing look at one of the most iconic artists of our time during... [More]
Starring: Taylor Swift
Directed By: Lana Wilson

#51
#51
Adjusted Score: 92.357%
Critics Consensus: Humorously human and poignantly hilarious, Douglas is an expertly constructed hour of comedy that further affirms Hannah Gadsby's mastery of her craft.
Synopsis: Emmy and Peabody award winning comedian Hannah Gadsby stopped the comedy world in its tracks with her genre bending show,... [More]
Starring: Hannah Gadsby
Directed By:

Adjusted Score: 94.287%
Critics Consensus: The Midnight Gospel's strange brew won't be for all tastes, but those willing to drink deep will find a wealth of vibrant visuals and illuminating insights.
Synopsis: The Midnight Gospel is the story of Clancy, a spacecaster with a malfunctioning multiverse simulator who leaves the comfort of... [More]
Starring: Pendleton Ward

#49
Adjusted Score: 94.05%
Critics Consensus: With warmth, wit, and a pitch perfect ensemble, Central Park is a joyously hilarious musical love letter to the Big Apple.
Synopsis: "Central Park" is an animated musical comedy about the Tillermans, a family that lives in Central Park. Owen, the park... [More]

#48
Adjusted Score: 94.417%
Critics Consensus: Gripping to the very end, The Capture's well-built tension culminates in a riveting revitalization of a tired genre.
Synopsis: Season 1 sees an innocent man falsely accused of a crime.... [More]

#47
#47
Adjusted Score: 102.69%
Critics Consensus: An engrossing sci-fi thriller that transcends its period trappings, The Vast of Night suggests great things for debuting director Andrew Patterson.
Synopsis: In the twilight of the 1950s, on one fateful night in New Mexico, a young, winsome switchboard operator Fay (Sierra... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Patterson

#46

Da 5 Bloods (2020)
92%

#46
Adjusted Score: 105.456%
Critics Consensus: Fierce energy and ambition course through Da 5 Bloods, coming together to fuel one of Spike Lee's most urgent and impactful films.
Synopsis: From Academy Award Winner Spike Lee comes a New Joint: the story of four African-American Vets -- Paul (Delroy Lindo),... [More]
Directed By: Spike Lee

#45
Adjusted Score: 95.812%
Critics Consensus: Michael Cimino charms in Love, Victor, a sincere and sweet - if safe - spin-off with a lot of heart.
Synopsis: Set in the world of the 2018 groundbreaking film "Love, Simon," which was inspired by Becky Albertalli's acclaimed novel, "Simon... [More]

#44

Uncorked (2020)
91%

#44
Adjusted Score: 92.401%
Critics Consensus: Like a good wine, once you let Uncorked breathe, its heartfelt tenderness will yield a sweet time.
Synopsis: Fueled by his love for wine, Elijah enrolls in a course to become a master sommelier, an elite designation given... [More]
Directed By: Prentice Penny

#43

Becoming (2020)
93%

#43
Adjusted Score: 95.81%
Critics Consensus: It may not get as personal as some viewers might have hoped, but Becoming offers an uplifting look at a pivotal moment in its subject's public life.
Synopsis: Becoming is an intimate look into the life of former First Lady Michelle Obama during a moment of profound change,... [More]
Starring: Michelle Obama
Directed By: Nadia Hallgren

#42

Bad Education (2019)
94%

#42
Adjusted Score: 99.624%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by an outstanding Hugh Jackman, Bad Education finds absurd laughs -- and a worthy message -- in the aftermath of a real-life scandal.
Synopsis: Inspired by true events, BAD EDUCATION follows Frank Tassone (Hugh Jackman) and Pam Gluckin (Allison Janney) who reign over a... [More]
Directed By: Cory Finley

Adjusted Score: 95.711%
Critics Consensus: Kimmy and company return as resilientas ever in a fun and fast paced special that makes excellent use of its interactive capabilities to produce maximum fabulosity.
Synopsis: Kimmy Schmidt (Ellie Kemper) sets off on her biggest adventure yet. Three states! Explosions! A dancing hamburger! And you, the... [More]

#40
Adjusted Score: 95.892%
Critics Consensus: Rick and Morty's fourth season is both an exciting progression and a delightful return to form that proves more than worth the two-year wait.
Synopsis: Mad scientist Rick Sanchez moves in with his daughter's family after disappearing for 20 years and involves them in his... [More]
Directed By: Erica Hayes, Pete Michels

Quiz: Miniseries (2020)
95%

#39
Adjusted Score: 97.135%
Critics Consensus: With clever writing, a slick production, and a pitch perfect Michael Sheen, Quiz crafts a captivating snapshot of a wild scandal that will keep viewers on their toes.
Synopsis: On September 9, 2001, Major Ingram (Matthew Macfayden), his wife Diana (Sian Clifford) and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock (Michael Jibson),... [More]

#38

Palm Springs (2020)
94%

#38
Adjusted Score: 102.602%
Critics Consensus: Strong performances, assured direction, and a refreshingly original concept make Palm Springs a romcom that's easy to fall in love with.
Synopsis: When carefree Nyles (Andy Samberg) and reluctant maid of honor Sarah (Cristin Milioti) have a chance encounter at a Palm... [More]
Directed By: Max Barbakow

Insecure: Season 4 (2020)
95%

#37
Adjusted Score: 95.694%
Critics Consensus: Insecure continues to be one of the funniest, warmest, and most beautifully-shot comedies that takes full advantage of its sunny L.A. setting.
Synopsis: Two black women who are best friends navigate the pitfalls of their personal and professional lives in south Los Angeles.... [More]

#36
Adjusted Score: 97.135%
Critics Consensus: Joyous, heartfelt, and very human, Little America's thoughtful collection of immigrant tales is as inspirational as it is relatable.
Synopsis: Inspired by the true stories featured in Epic Magazine, "Little America" will go beyond the headlines to look at the... [More]

#35
Adjusted Score: 97.219%
Critics Consensus: Dead to Me doubles down on the twists and turns out an exciting second season that makes excellent use of its well-matched leads.
Synopsis: Jen (Christina Applegate), Judy (Linda Cardellini) and the lies that entwine them are back. Picking up in the aftermath of... [More]

Adjusted Score: 98.897%
Critics Consensus: Director Liz Garbus smartly centers I'll Be Gone in the Dark around the late Michelle McNamara's passionate efforts, weaving together a heavy, but important tapestry of trauma, obsession, and survival.
Synopsis: I'll Be Gone in the Dark is based on the book of the same name and explores writer Michelle McNamara's... [More]
Starring:

#33
Adjusted Score: 97.728%
Critics Consensus: Unorthodox adapts its source material with extreme care, crafting a series that is at once intimate and urgent, all centered around Shira Haas' captivating performance.
Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestselling memoir of the same name by Deborah Feldman, Unorthodox is a story about... [More]

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 97.018%
Critics Consensus: Here's a Beastie Boys Story they had to tell, about three bad brothers you know so well. It started way back in history -- and for new or old fans, it's a must-see.
Synopsis: Beastie Boys Mike Diamond and Adam Horovitz tell you an intimate, personal story of their band and 40 years of... [More]
Starring: Mike D
Directed By:

Cheer: Season 1 (2020)
96%

#31
Adjusted Score: 96.949%
Critics Consensus: With an inspirational troupe of teens and willingness to engage in the tougher trials facing the sport today, Cheer perfectly captures the highs and lows of what it takes to be a cheerleader.
Synopsis: This gripping docuseries follows the ups and downs of Navarro College's competitive cheer squad as they work to win a... [More]
Starring:

Betty: Season 1 (2020)
96%

#30
Adjusted Score: 97.287%
Critics Consensus: Earnest, audacious, and effortlessly cool, Betty captures the spirit of skating and friendship with style.
Synopsis: Opinionated and loyal, Janay (Dede Lovelace) is strong willed and stubborn in ways that both help and hurt her. Honeybear... [More]

#29
Adjusted Score: 97.453%
Critics Consensus: With a strong cast and empathetic storytelling, Party of Five's timely reinvention adds a new layer of urgency while still honoring the original series.
Synopsis: The Buendía siblings struggle to survive together as a family after their parents are deported to Mexico.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 99.405%
Critics Consensus: Never Have I Ever's fresh take on the coming-of-age comedy is hilariously honest, sweetly smart, and likely to have viewers falling head over heels for charming newcomer Maitreyi Ramakrishnan.
Synopsis: Never Have I Ever is a new coming-of-age comedy about the complicated life of a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage... [More]

#27
Adjusted Score: 99.556%
Critics Consensus: Bittersweet and brilliant to the very end, BoJack Horseman's final season manages to keep surprising viewers with its empathy and depth, solidifying its place as one of TV's greatest offerings.
Synopsis: BoJack inches his way toward redemption as a stint in rehab forces him to confront his mistakes and start making... [More]

#26
Adjusted Score: 99.659%
Critics Consensus: A compelling and comprehensive portrait of one of basketball's great teams, The Last Dance's blend of archival footage and candid interviews confirms there's nobody quite like Mike or the team he led to victory.
Synopsis: In the fall of 1997, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls began their quest to win a sixth NBA title... [More]

#25
Adjusted Score: 103.302%
Critics Consensus: Mrs. America captures the complicated life and times of Phyllis Schlafly with poise and style to spare, brought to vivid life by a superb ensemble led by another masterful performance from Cate Blanchett.
Synopsis: Mrs. America tells the story of the movement to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and the unexpected backlash led... [More]

Ramy: Season 2 (2020)
97%

#24
Adjusted Score: 98.542%
Critics Consensus: Ramy's layered approach yields rich rewards in a poignant second season that digs deeper without losing faith in the power of levity.
Synopsis: Ramy Hassan is a first generation Egyptian-American who is on a spiritual journey in his politically-divided New Jersey neighborhood. RAMY... [More]

Ozark: Season 3 (2020)
97%

#23
Adjusted Score: 98.88%
Critics Consensus: Ozark finally finds its footing in a third season that ramps up the tension and shines a brighter spotlight on Laura Linney's exceptional performance.
Synopsis: It's six months later, the casino is up and running, but Marty and Wendy are fighting for control of the... [More]

#22
Adjusted Score: 99.219%
Critics Consensus: Sex Education's sophomore season definitely has more going on, but by treating each new subject with care and humor, it leaves plenty of space for its characters to grow.
Synopsis: In season 2, as a late bloomer Otis must master his newly discovered sexual urges in order to progress with... [More]

Adjusted Score: 102.354%
Critics Consensus: I May Destroy You is at once brave and delicate, untangling the trauma of sexual assault with dark humor and moments of deep discomfort all held together on the strength of Michaela Coel's undeniable talent.
Synopsis: A drama that explores the question of sexual consent in contemporary life and how, in the new landscape of dating... [More]
Directed By: Sam Miller

#20

The Half of It (2020)
97%

#20
Adjusted Score: 100.697%
Critics Consensus: For viewers in search of an uncommonly smart, tender, and funny coming-of-age story, The Half of It has everything.
Synopsis: Shy, straight-A student Ellie is hired by sweet but inarticulate jock Paul, who needs help winning over a popular girl.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Wu

#19

Black Is King (2020)
95%

#19
Adjusted Score: 97.027%
Critics Consensus: Beyoncé is King.
Synopsis: The voyages of Black families, throughout time, are honored in a tale about a young king's transcendent journey through betrayal,... [More]
Directed By: Beyoncé Knowles

#18

Circus of Books (2020)
98%

#18
Adjusted Score: 99.87%
Critics Consensus: Like the cheekily named store at this documentary's center, Circus of Books proves there are countless stories below the surface if we're only willing to look.
Synopsis: For over 35 years, the gay porn shop, Circus of Books, served as the epicenter for LGBT life and culture... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Mason

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 102.897%
Critics Consensus: Clever, funny, and original, Blow the Man Down is a cinematic journey that's not to be missed.
Synopsis: Welcome to Easter Cove, a salty fishing village on the far reaches of Maine's rocky coast. Grieving the loss of... [More]

#16

Hamilton (2020)
98%

#16
Adjusted Score: 106.237%
Critics Consensus: Look around, look around at how beautifully Hamilton shines beyond Broadway - and at how marvelously Thomas Kail captures the stage show's infectious energy.
Synopsis: An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of "Hamilton" combines the best elements of... [More]
Directed By: Thomas Kail

Adjusted Score: 101.558%
Critics Consensus: Grounded by Bob Odenkirk's endlessly nuanced, lived-in performance, Better Call Saul's fifth season is a darkly funny, vividly realized master class in tragedy.
Synopsis: In season five of the critically acclaimed drama, Better Call Saul, Jimmy McGill's decision to practice law as "Saul Goodman"... [More]

#14
Adjusted Score: 100.694%
Critics Consensus: As layered, loving, and laugh-out-loud funny as ever, One Day at a Time successfully does the network shuffle without missing a beat.
Synopsis: A remake of Norman Lear's classic 1975 sitcom revolves around a Cuban-American family headed by a recently separated military mom... [More]

Giri/Haji: Season 1 (2019)
100%

#13
Adjusted Score: 100.928%
Critics Consensus: Smart, suspenseful, and superbly shot, Giri/Haji is a near-perfect crime thriller with a surprisingly sharp sense of humor.
Synopsis: A detective from Tokyo travels to London in search of his missing brother, who had ties to the Yakuza.... [More]

P-Valley: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#12
Adjusted Score: 101.457%
Critics Consensus: A stunning, lyrical piece of neon noir, P-Valley explores the unseen lives of strippers in Mississippi through Katori Hall's singular gaze, celebrating the beauty of the craft without sugarcoating the challenges.
Synopsis: Life and love are examined among the women and patrons of an infamous Mississippi strip club.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.542%
Critics Consensus: Bat! What We Do In the Shadows loses no steam in a smashing second season that savvily expands its supernatural horizons while doubling down on the fast flying fun.
Synopsis: Set in New York City, What We Do in the Shadows follows three vampires who have been roommates for hundreds... [More]

Adjusted Score: 101.203%
Critics Consensus: Against all odds the delightful cast and crew of Parks and Recreation pull off a socially distant reunion that's warm, funny, and very, very special.
Synopsis: Five years after audiences said goodbye to one of the most beloved comedies in TV history, the fine citizens of... [More]

The Virtues: Series 1 (2019)
100%

#9
Adjusted Score: 101.716%
Critics Consensus: Stephen Graham gives a masterful performance in Shane Meadows' deeply personal depiction of trauma, gifting viewers with a raw account of self-destruction and a hopeful promise of renewal.
Synopsis: A troubled man travels to Ireland to confront demons from a childhood spent in the care system.... [More]

Feel Good: Season 1 (2020)
100%

#8
Adjusted Score: 101.796%
Critics Consensus: An intimate portrait of addiction and love, Feel Good is at once sweetly charming, uncomfortably complicated, and completely worth falling for.
Synopsis: A comedian living in London navigates sobriety and a new relationship with her girlfriend.... [More]

#7
Adjusted Score: 101.88%
Critics Consensus: Witty, warm, and with just the right blend of wisdom and wisecracks, Schitt's Creek's final season is the perfect farewell to the Roses and the town that changed their lives.
Synopsis: A wealthy family lose their fortune and move to a dreary small town they purchased once as a joke.... [More]

Adjusted Score: 102.643%
Critics Consensus: Sweet, sincere, and full of hope, The Baby-Sitters Club's grounded approach honors its source material while updating the story for a new generation.
Synopsis: A modern take on the beloved series that sees a group of girls run a babysitting business.... [More]

#5

A Secret Love (2020)
100%

#5
Adjusted Score: 101.192%
Critics Consensus: In telling one couple's story, A Secret Love pays understated yet powerful tribute to a lifetime of choices and sacrifices made in the name of enduring devotion.
Synopsis: A Secret Love tells an incredible love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, whose relationship spans nearly seven decades.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Chris Bolan

#4

Athlete A (2020)
100%

#4
Adjusted Score: 101.714%
Critics Consensus: Harrowing yet essential viewing, Athlete A shines an unforgiving light on horrific abuses -- as well as the culture that allowed them to continue unabated for years.
Synopsis: Athlete A follows a team of reporters from The Indianapolis Star as they investigate claims of abuse at USA Gymnastics,... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Bonni Cohen, Jon Shenk

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 101.922%
Critics Consensus: An illuminating and urgent call to action, Welcome to Chechnya portrays the horrors of the mass persecution of the LGBTQ+ community in the Chechen Republic with tenacity and tenderness.
Synopsis: This searing investigative work shadows a group of activists risking unimaginable peril to confront the ongoing anti-LGBTQ pogrom raging in... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: David France

#2
Adjusted Score: 102.079%
Critics Consensus: An absorbing and affectionate tribute to a unique individual, Mucho Mucho Amor should prove fascinating for Walter Mercado fans as well as first-timers.
Synopsis: Dazzling and tender-hearted, legendary astrologer Walter Mercado vanished at the peak of his fame. This documentary poignantly explains what happened.... [More]

#1

On the Record (2020)
99%

#1
Adjusted Score: 101.653%
Critics Consensus: On the Record uses harrowing first-person accounts to powerfully and persuasively confront the entrenched sexism of an industry and its culture.
Synopsis: Directed and produced by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering (The Hunting Ground, The Invisible War), and first reported by the... [More]
Directed By: Kirby Dick, Amy Ziering

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